South El Monte, CA
Whittier Narrows Park Share
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1    4/1/2013   4/3/2013
Review By: BZoods
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -27 holes separated into 3 easy 9's all starting near parking lot
-multiple pin locations
-Some pretty decent variety in length
-Park wasn't busy when I played, no conflicts with other uses
-Decent teepads for the most part
-Not too busy when I played
Cons: -Pretty open and flat, gets kind of repetitive.
-Not much need for shot selection... you can play the full course without much issue by using the same shot type throughout
-Some questionable basket locations that make you throw along road ways or to baskets that are less than 10m from parking lots.
-19-27 aren't as easy to navigate as 1-18.
Other Thoughts: I played this along with Sylmar, Oak Grove, La Mirada, and Huntington Beach in one day and this was probably my least favorite of the bunch. Expected a bit more out of it, and left a bit disappointed. I think the land could be better used as an 18 hole course instead of 27.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Historic Course, But not enough Elevation change

2-4    1/31/2010   2/6/2010
Review By: OcDiscGolf
Played: 23  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 16.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/5/2011
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well marked tees with signs on most holes
Great use of obstacles, including Electric pole pylons with 10 ft barbwire fences. Luckily the fences are unlocked so you can retrieve your disc
Plenty of long holes - bring out the big arms!
Additional 9 Holes in addition to the Standard 18
Creative use of angles - not all RHBH hyzer
Well maintained baskets
Crowds are kept to a minimum - maybe because it is a bit out of the way
Good concrete tees on most holes
Beautiful old growth Trees
Plenty of bathrooms and trashcans

Cons: Virtually no elevation change - the park is quite flat
Can be very wet in the morning or after a storm - mud in some areas
6 Bucks to park, although you can park on the 2 side streets, Lexington and Durfee
No Pro Shop or snack shop
Course is "off the beaten track" - kind of a bit in BFE
Next door to some sort of Police substation with police cars constantly coming and going. As long as that's OK with you it doesn't pose a problem.
Other Thoughts: Whittier Narrows is a course in the L.A. area that has been around for quite a few years, and was home to the 2001 PDGA National Championship. The course is a challenge for players of all levels, and has some of the most creative use of obstacles I have ever seen on a course.

Although there is no significant elevation change, there are plenty of angles of all types - some extreme hyzers, some controlled anhyzers, and a bunch of tree tunnel shots. Rollers will definitely be at home here as plenty of holes play in the 400+ range. Although it does seem a bit daunting at first, there are plenty of birdies to be had.

Signature holes include a hole that is a slight hyzer to a grass "island" in the parking lot, shooting over a small 2 lane road. The road is OB and gives the psychological effect of water. It makes for an interesting placement shot. Another hole plays around 3 giant power pylons with 10 foot high barbed wire fences - the basket is in the far right corner.

Errant shots are definitely punished at this course. An Extra 9 holes in the back established by locals allow the course to be played to a full 27 holes.

I would play this course again, but my personal preference lends itself toward courses with more elevation change - for me, I really want to see half the holes have some some elevation change or it gets a bit boring. There are only maybe 4 holes on this entire course that offer any sort of elevation change. Overall though, a challenging course that definitely deserves a play, but there are much better in the L.A. / North O.C. area.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 whittier narrows

2-4    10/29/2009   11/1/2009
Review By: Shaggles
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great course for distance shots. If you want to play at a driving range or you just like to throw far this is a good course to do so at!! Not very busy small to no crowds.
Cons: Some of the pins are hard to locate or are just not there like on hole eight, can`t find that pin anywhere! Little confusing for a first timer due to the fact thatthe holes/pins are hard to locate.
Other Thoughts: Good course for anybody who wants to really learn what their drives look like and practice desired flight patterns.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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